Consorzio Interuniversitario per lo sviluppo dei Sistemi a Grande Interfase
Center for Colloid and Surface Science

Personal information

Position: Permanent Staff


Phone: 055 457-3037

Location: Florence

Fields of Interest and Expertise


Colloidal Systems.

Kinetic Glass Transition in Proteins and Block Copolymers.

Neutron and X-ray Scattering Techniques.

Microstructural Evolution in Cement Hydrates.

State of water in porous systems.

Bio-oil in Diesel Emulsions.





Chimica dei Materiali per l’Ottica (LT Ottica e Optometria , Univ. Firenze)

Laboratorio di Nanomateriali (LM Scienze Chimiche, Univ. Firenze)



Curriculum Vitae


Apr 1998: Degree in Chemistry, at the University of Florence (110 cum laude/110). Title: "Supra-molecular Structures from Calixarenes in Host-Guest systems".

1998-1999: CSGI fellowship (JOULE Project) on "Development of a Bio-Crude-Oil/Diesel Emulsion".

1998-2001: PhD in Chemical Sciences at the University of Florence. Title: "On the Role of Water and Additives in the Hydration of Portland Cement: a Neutron and X-Ray Scattering Study". Advisor: Prof. P. Baglioni (University of Florence); co-advisor: Prof. S.H. Chen (Massachusetts Institute of Technology).

1998-2005: Studies and research activity at: Laboratoire Léon Brillouin in Saclay (France);       Massachusetts Institute of Technology: Dept. of Nuclear Engineering (Cambridge, MA, USA);      NIST Center for Neutron Research (Gaithersburg, MD, USA); NSLS, Brookhaven National Laboratory (Upton-Long Island, NY, USA); IPNS, Argonne National Laboratory (Argonne, IL, USA); BENSC, Hahn-Meitner Institute in Berlin (Germany); Institut Laue Langevin in Grenoble (France).

1999-2001: Research Scholar at the Nuclear Engineering Department, MIT (Cambridge, MA, USA).

2001-2004: Post-Doc at the CSGI and Dept. of Chemistry of the University of Florence.

2005-2015: Research fellow at the Dept. of Chemistry of the University of Florence.

2015-2018: Associate Professor in Physical-Chemistry at the Dept. of Chemistry of the University of Florence.

2018-present: Full Professor in Physical-Chemistry at the Dept. of Chemistry of the University of Florence.




Orientation of capture antibodies on gold nanoparticles to improve the sensitivity of ELISA-based medical devices

- Susini V. - Giovanni Ferraro - Fierabracci V. - Ursino S. - Sanguinetti C. - Caponi L. - Romiti N. - Rossi V.L. - Sanesi A. - Paolicchi A. - Franzini M. - Emiliano Fratini

Ultrasound and Microwave-Assisted Synthesis of Hexagonally Ordered Ce-Promoted Mesoporous Silica as Ni Supports for Ethanol Steam Reforming

- Tovar-Rodriguez J. - Emiliano Fratini - Piero Baglioni - Ferrari C. - de los Reyes-Heredia J.A. - Ramírez-Hernández Y. - Galindo-Esquivel I.R.

Composition and Physical Stability of the Colloidal Dispersion in Veiled Virgin Olive Oil

- Breschi C. - Giovanni Ferraro - Guerrini L. - Emiliano Fratini - Calamai L. - Parenti A. - Lunetti L. - Zanoni B.
European Journal of Lipid Science and Technology

Nanostructured bio-based castor oil organogels for the cleaning of artworks

- Giovanna Poggi - Santan H.D. - Smets J. - David Chelazzi - Noferini D. - Petruzzellis M.L. - Pensabene Buemi L. - Emiliano Fratini - Piero Baglioni
Journal of Colloid and Interface Science

2-Butanol Aqueous Solutions: A Combined Molecular Dynamics and Small/Wide-Angle X-ray Scattering Study

- Macchiagodena M. - Gavino Bassu - Vettori I. - Emiliano Fratini - Procacci P. - Pagliai M.
Journal of Physical Chemistry A

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